Q Robert Boag is "looking
for the score and goal scorers of a Junior International between
Scotland and England on October 30th 1937."
A Scotland won 2-1
at Tynecastle on that date. Both Scotland goals came from
George Wilson of Bridgeton Waverley who later played
for Clyde. Scotland were captained by teenager Norman
Corbett of Musselburgh Athletic. (thanks to Forrest
Robertson for confirming date, venue and result)
Q Robert is also "looking
for the date and score of a Scottish Cup Tie game between Rangers
and Blairgowrie; circa 1930's."
A The game in question was a first
round tie at Ibrox on January 20th 1934. Rangers -
5-0 up at half-time - won the match 14-2! Jimmy Fleming
scored NINE of the Rangers goals. Venters and
Marshall both with two and Nicholson completed the
scoring while Fleckie and Lynch were Blairgowrie's
This game is often cited as Rangers record victory - in Rothmans
for instance. Yet they defeated Whitehill by exactly the
same score in a second round Scottish Cup tie on September 29th
1883. In any case Rangers have recorded 13-0 Scottish
Cup victories on three occasions.
Q Martin Brand asks: "Was
Vinny Moore ex Albion Rovers related to Allan Moore
ex Partick Thistle?"
A In a word - no.
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Q Alan Jennings
says: "Henrik Larsson's goals in the UEFA Cup
Final were the first by a non-Scot for a Scottish club but which
Scots have scored in European finals?"
A Alex Scott was
the first in 1961 for Rangers in the ECWC. Then came
John White for Spurs in the same competition in 1963
before the historic European Cup-winning goals from Tommy Gemmell
and Stevie Chalmers of Celtic in 1967.
When Newcastle won the Fairs Cup in 1969, they were
aided by three from Bobby Moncur (two in one leg, one in
the other) and one from Jim Scott. Tommy Gemmell scored again
in the European Cup Final in 1970. In the same year Eddie
Kelly scored for Arsenal in the Fairs Cup Final.
1972 saw goals in two Finals. Two from Willie
Johnston and one from Colin Stein for Rangers
in the CWC and one from Jim McCalliog of Wolves in
the first UEFA Cup Final. There was a gap of six years until 1978
and Kenny Dalglish's European Cup-winning goal for Liverpool.
John Robertson did the same for Nottingham Forest in
1980 and in 1981 John Wark scored once in each leg
of Ipswich's UEFA Cup victory.
After that came the Aberdeen pair of Eric Black and
John Hewitt in the 1983 ECWC then another Scots pair
in Andy Gray and Graeme Sharp in the same competition
in 1985. John Clark scored in the home leg of Dundee
United's UEFA Cup Final in 1987 and he remained the last
Scot to score in a European final for 14 years until Gary McAllister
scored for Liverpool in the UEFA Cup in 2001.
All told that's 24 goals from 19 players. Tommy
Gemmell is the only Scot to have scored in two Finals.
Alex and Jim Scott are the only Scottish brothers
to score in European Finals. Alex Scott, Tommy Gemmell (1970)
Jim McCalliog and John Clark all scored for the losing
team. Kelly, Hewitt and Clark are the only non-intenationalists
Top scorer is Moncur with three. All the more remarkable
as they were the only goals he scored that season. In fact
he scored as many goals in the two legs of that Final as he did
in eleven League seasons at Newcastle!